Does paying a few hundred dollars to trek to some remote mosquito haven just to see your favorite artists perform sound unbearable? For those of you who cherish the great indoors, and only enjoy the music part of a music festival, you’re in luck. Wake Up Call Music Festival is bringing the fun of a festival to W Hotels in the world's hottest travel destinations for a one-of-a-kind hotel music fest.
Festivalgoers can anticipate an expertly curated lineup, but with the rare added bonus of world-class amenities that come with a stay at the W. The festival will happen at three locations in 2018, and the acts set to perform, thus far, do not disappoint. Headliners include Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Gorgon City and Angus & Julia Stone. Thanks to SPG and Marriott Rewards, every festival location also offers unique perks like VIP experiences to meet festival performers, and programs like FUEL, hour-long fitness classes with elite instructors. Plus, those are just the events announced so far -- W has much more in store for guests at every location, including Billboard Living Room Live performances at the Hollywood festival, which will showcase exciting rising talent in stripped-down performances. And just because there’s a full-blown festival going on doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of W Hotels’ amazing features. In other words, you can get both your spa and festival fix without even leaving the premises.
So if you’re interests are piqued, or you’re still not sold on what makes this festival so special, here’s a list of all the awesome things you can do during Wake Up Call Music Festival in Hollywood, Barcelona and Bali that aren’t even music-related.
W Hollywood, Sept. 1-3
1.) Unwind in the Bliss Spa
That’s right you can get a mid-festival facial at the W Hollywood’s 6,000 square-foot Bliss Spa. From a mani-pedi to a deep tissue massage, all your spa needs are catered to during the festival -- plus, there’s a brownie buffet, so need we say more?
2.) Soak Up the Sun and Incredible Views at WET, W Hollywood’s Rooftop Pool
The W Hollywood’s rooftop pool and bar will be open during the entire festival and the WET Deck will also be the site for the festival performances, offering festival-goers an intimate musical experience with stunning views of Hollywood and Los Angeles.
3.) Chill with Charli XCX Through VIP Experiences at Wake Up Call
You can bid for a chance to chill with the British pop star Charli XCX, or meet other stars like Betty Who or Phantogram, through the W Hotels’ special VIP Experiences program for Wake Up Call Music Festival. Get bidding here.
4.) Break a Sweat During a FUEL Wake Up Call Class: Detox. Retox. Repeat.
From boxing to weight training, spin and yoga, you’ll probably find the class for you through the W’s FUEL at Wake Up Call program. Plus, you’ll also get the chance to work out with celebrity trainers like Jason Wimberly or Ashley Guarassi.
W Barcelona, Sept. 21-23
5.) Enjoy Direct Access to Playa Sant Sebastiá
And with that direct access comes excellent service from W Barcelona’s team of Beach Ambassadors to provide you with chaises, towels, umbrellas or any other beach-day desires.
6.) Savor Signature Spanish Tapas at Bravo24
Headed by Michelin Star-awarded chef Carles Abellán, Bravo24 is a fine-dining experience right inside the W Barcelona. A carefully-curated menu gives guests an authentic Catalonian Iberian dining experience, with beautiful views of the Mediterranean.
7.) Rejuvenate at the New GETAWAY Relaxation Area
Incorporating the three main elements of the Mediterranean -- stone, water and light -- the GETAWAY relaxation area not only boasts state-of-the-art spa amenities but an amazing design to boot.
W Bali, Oct. 4-6
8.) Take in a Stunning Sunset at WET, W Bali’s Rooftop Pool
9.) Travel to Bali’s Largest Temple, Pura Besakih
If you’re staying an extra day or two before or after the festival, or have time for a day trip, visiting Pura Besakih -- Bali Hindu’s largest, holiest temple on the island -- is worth the trek.
10.) Enjoy East-Meets-West Cuisine at Starfish Bloo
Because how often do you get to taste Indonesian cuisine in a gorgeous, beachside setting? Starfish Bloo also offers multiple tasting menus and an interactive Sunday brunch.
11.) Hangout with Angus & Julia Stone at a VIP Insider Party
The Australian indie group could be partying with you during Wake Up Call fest, or you can listen in on DJ Sam Feldt’s special interview at W Bali’s Sound Suite. Get all the details here.
To purchase tickets or find more details on W Hotels’ Wake Up Call Festival, head to wakeupcallfest.com.